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April 2016

Cherry Blossom Nails

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Start off with a base coat. I used Essie’s “Grow Stronger” base coat.

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Apply a base color of your choice, I used Essie’s “Fashion Playground”. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture).

Using a short striping brush and a black or dark brown color paint one long squiggly line for the initial branch. Then, expand that branch by adding shorter lines coming out of it. I used Winstonia’s “Short” striping brush and Apple Barrel’s “Black” acrylic paint.

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Add the cherry blossoms with a pink color and a small dotting tool by painting four or five small dots in a circular pattern to create a flower shape. I used a small dotting tool and Jenna Hipp’s “Rose Tart”.

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Add a small white dot in the center of the flowers. I used the same dotting tool and Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear “White On”.

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I added some random small pink dots just to add more to the design.

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Lastly, apply a top coat, I used Essie’s “Gel-Setter” top coat.

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Your cherry blossom nails are finished!

Video Tutorial on YouTube:

Cherry Nails

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Start off with a base coat, I used Essie’s “Grow Stronger” base coat.

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Apply a sheer white polish as a base color. I used a Sally Hansen Nail Color that I don’t have the name for.

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With a thin brush and a red color, paint a half moon shape where the lunula is. I like to do this by painting the lines where the half moon will start and end, then finish off the shape and fill it in. I used Winstonia’s “Berry Wine” brush and Kleancolor’s “Red Alert”.

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With a small dotting tool and the same red color, paint pairs of dots all over the nail for the cherries. I recommend to paint some dots coming off the nail so it looks more like a pattern.

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Paint the stems to the cherries by painting a small curved line coming out of each dot.The two lines on one pair of cherries should come together and make a rounded triangle shape. I used another one of Winstonia’s “Berry Wine” brushed and Craftsmart’s “Light Green” and “Crisp Green” acrylic paints mixed together.

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To outline the nails I used Apple Barrel’s “Black” acrylic paint and a Winstonia “Berry Wine” brush (personally I like the design better without the outline). Take the brush and paint a line going down each side of the nail, then curve the line to meet the bottom and top curves of the nail.

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Lastly, apply a top coat. I used Essie’s “Gel-Setter” top coat.

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Your Cherry Nails are finished!

Video Tutorial on YouTube:

Tiffany and Co. Nails

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Start off with a base coat, I used Essie’s “Grow Stronger” base coat.

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Apply a robin egg blue type color as your base color. I used a Simple Pleasure’s mini that I don’t have the name for but there are so manny dupes for this color.

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With a white color and a striping brush, paint a line going vertically slightly off to one side of the nail. I used Apple Barrel’s “White” acrylic paint and Winstonia’s “Long” striping brush.

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Using the same materials, paint a horizontal line towards the tip of the nail.

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To paint the bow, start by painting two small curved lines coming off of the bottom half of the point of intersection of the lines. I used Winstonia’s “Fine Line” brush.

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On the top half of the point of intersection, paint two semicircles or ovals.

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Using a slow drying clear polish/base/top coat, place a small amount over the point of intersection.┬áPlace the tip of a welding/dotting tool in the clear polish to pick up the rhinestone and place it on the area with the clear coat. I used Love My Nails “Base/Top Coat” and MASH’s welding tool. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture)

Lastly, apply a top coat. I used Essie’s “Gel-Setter” top coat.

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Your Tiffany and Co. Nails are finished!

Video Tutorial on YouTube:

WaterColor Shattered Piece Nails

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Start off with a base coat. I used Essie’s “Grow Stronger” base coat.

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Apply a white nail polish as a base color. I used Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear “White On”.

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Then, with a few colors of your choice, (one at a time) dab the polish down on a surface. Thin the blob of polish with a brush dipped in nail polish remover and then place a small amount of polish on an area on the nail. Then, dip your brush in nail polish remover again (I put some nail polish remover in a glass dish) and lightly dab the brush over the colored polish are on the nail. Do this repeatedly to get the water color effect. I used Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear “Blue Me Away!”, “Fuchsia Power”, and “Pep-Plum” and Emori’s Xtreme Wear “Evergreen” and Winstonia’s “Fine Line” brush.

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With a black color, outline the entire shape of the nail. I did one side, the other side, then the top and the bottom. Take your time, it doesn’t need to look perfect because the shattered pieces will attract the most attention. I used Apple Barrel’s “Black” acrylic paint and Winstonia’s “Short” striping brush.

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Using the same materials, great random shapes coming off of the outline. I created things like triangles, squares etc. really any shape with sides and corners works.

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Lastly, apply a top coat and clean up around the nails if needed. I used Essie’s “Gel-Setter” top coat and Born Pretty Store’s “Nail Polish Remover Pen”.

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Your Water Colored Shattered Pieces Nails are finished!

Video Tutorial on YouTube:

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